Icon: St Jacob the Miracle Worker | S-12
Origin Russia
Period : mid-17th century
Size : 27.5 x 23.5 cm
Private Collection, USA

St Jacob the Miracle Worker is dressed as a bishop, wearing the traditional chasuble embroidered with crosses and a stole. With his right hand he is making a sign of blessing and with his other hand he is holding a Book of Gospels.   

St Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher, King of Serbia (as a king called Stephen Nemanya) is dressed as a monk and is holding an open text scroll in his hand. He lived in Serbia during the twelfth century and united a large portion of the Serbian lands. At the age of eighty, Stephen went to Mt. Athos, where his son St Sava lived as a monk and were Stephen was given de name Simeon. Together with his son Sava he rebuild the desolate Chilandar monastery, to which monks from various lands began to gather. After his death St Simeon’s relics began to exude myrrh.